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A Russian diplomat to the U.N. quits, saying he is ashamed of his country
May 23, 202212:24 PM ET

https://www.npr.org/2022/05/23/1100731559/russian-diplomat-un-quits-ashamed

DAVOS, Switzerland A veteran Russian diplomat to the U.N. Office at Geneva says he handed in his resignation before sending out a scathing letter to foreign colleagues inveighing against the "aggressive war unleashed" by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine.

Boris Bondarev, 41, confirmed his resignation in a letter delivered Monday morning after a diplomatic official passed on his English-language statement to The Associated Press.

"For twenty years of my diplomatic career I have seen different turns of our foreign policy, but never have I been so ashamed of my country as on Feb. 24 of this year," he wrote, alluding to the date of Russia's invasion.

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